Teleron NBN broadband plans compared

With some of the best NBN pricing around, Teleron is targeted at Aussies who want fast broadband without breaking the bank.

Teleron is focused on supplying NBN services to homes across Australia, both over fixed-line and fixed wireless technologies, but it doesn't deal in legacy ADSL services. You also have the option to sign up for a Voice over IP (VoIP) phone service as well as mobile voice/data services, but Teleron doesn't offer data-only SIMs.

All Teleron's plans are available on 12- or 24-month contract terms as well as on a month-to-month basis. While the length of your plan doesn't affect the monthly price, it does change the initial modem costs and set-up fees.

Teleron NBN plans

Teleron's NBN plans support most NBN access technologies: fibre to the premises (FTTP), fibre to the node (FTTN), fibre to the building (FTTB), hybrid-fibre coaxial (HFC) and fixed wireless. Depending on the technology, all four main NBN speed tiers are available: Basic (nbn12), Standard (nbn25), Standard Plus (nbn50) and Premium (nbn100). On the data front, Teleron's NBN plans range from a 100GB cap up to unlimited.

On a Basic NBN "Bronze" connection, this gives you a choice between four plans:

  • Promo Bronze: includes 100GB of data for $42.50 a month
  • Regular Bronze: includes 200GB data for $45 a month
  • Heavy Bronze: includes 500GB data for $49.50 a month
  • Ultimate Bronze: includes unlimited data for $60 a month

Boosting your Internet speed to Standard "Silver" plans will cost you around an extra $10/month. Meanwhile upgrading to a Standard Plus "Gold" connection will set you back an extra $20/month, while the Premium "Platinum" speeds cost an extra $30/month.

Teleron advises that customers can expect the following typical speeds during the peak evening hours of 7:00PM to 11:00PM:

  • Bronze plans: 6.00Mbps
  • Silver plans: 15.00Mbps
  • Gold plans: 40.00Mbps
  • Platinum plans: 80.00Mbps

While the monthly pricing is identical regardless of contract length, the up-front costs are not. There are no set-up fees if you sign up for a 12- or 24-month contract, but on a month-to-month contract you'll need to pay an up-front fee of $150 (dropping to $50 on a Promo plan).

If you break a 12-month contract, you need to pay out the remainder of the contract, but only to a maximum of $200. On a 24-month contract it's a maximum of $250 if you walk away in the first year and $200 in the second year.

Thankfully you don't need to worry about excess data charges with Teleron if you blow your monthly limit. Going over your monthly data cap will see your Internet speed to slow to 256kbps for the rest of the current billing cycle, unless you upgrade to a higher plan.

Teleron extras

If you don't already have an NBN-compatible modem, Teleron bundles the TP-LINK TL-WR841N 300Mbps Wireless N Router in for free on a 24-month contract. Otherwise you'll pay $30 for it on a 12-month contract or $37 on a month-to-month deal. This modem is only suitable for FTTP and fixed wireless NBN connections.

For other connection types, or if you're just looking for a more feature-packed modem, Teleron also offers a range of more advanced TP-Link and Netcomm modems priced between $60 and $195. A static IPv4 address can be purchased for $5/month.

If you're struggling to run Ethernet cables around your home, Teleron offers the $99.95 TP-Link AV1000 Gigabit Passthrough Powerline Starter Kit which lets you connect devices via your power points.

Teleron also offers Voice over IP (VoIP) phone services. Voice plans cost $10/month and include unlimited local and national calls along with 19.8c/min mobile calls.

How does Teleron compare?

Teleron is tough to beat on NBN deals, keeping its monthly pricing consistent regardless of contract length. Modem costs and set-up fees do vary depending on your plan length – it's $150 on a month-by-month deal with $37 for a modem – so we're comparing 12-month deals from Teleron with $0 set-up and $30 for a modem.

The fact that Teleron offers a voice service with its bundles makes it look particularly attractive alongside rivals, but keep in mind that Teleron and some others don't offer a pay-as-you-go options for voice. This means that you're up for an extra $10/month if you want a phone line from Teleron, but in return you get unlimited local and national calls.

How do Teleron's fixed-line NBN plans compare?

Teleron's entry-level fixed-line plans are almost the best in the business, with only Exetel sneaking ahead of Teleron's Promo Bronze 100GB and Regular Bronze 200GB deals. There are a few extra options if you look to 18-month deals, while keeping an eye on those modem and set-up costs.

Teleron still puts up a good fight in the unlimited space, charging $60 p/m for a Basic NBN connection on a 12-month contract. As data allowances increase it is undercut by a few more budget telcos, especially if you expand your search parameters to include 18-month contacts. A few providers like Exetel and Flip TV will even bump you up to Standard or Standard Plus speeds for less.

Teleron's pricing stacks up well as you ramp up the speed, although those $10, $20 and $30 increments can vary by a dollar or two on the Promo and Regular deals.

A few rival telcos like Exetel and Mate Communicate can do you a better deal depending on the speed tier. Rather than higher speed tiers, it's higher download limits where Teleron finds it more difficult to compete.

Teleron MyNetFone Exetel Mate Flip TV Barefoot
Standard $10 extra $10 extra N/A N/A $10 extra N/A
Standard Plus $20 extra $20 extra $5 extra $10 extra $30 extra $10 extra
Premium $30 extra $30 extra $35 extra $40 extra N/A $40 extra

How do Teleron's fixed wireless NBN plans compare?

Teleron's fixed wireless NBN pricing and data allowances are the same as its fixed-line NBN services, except that the Promo plans are not available. Depending on your location, you might not have access to all the speed tiers.

Some telcos stop at a Standard NBN connection on fixed wireless, but Teleron goes as high as Standard Plus.

On 12-month deals Teleron once again gets pipped by Exetel, as well as rural-focused telco IPSTAR. Teleron's offer of 200GB at Basic speeds is still respectable, although things get more competitive if you're open to an 18-month contract.

As with fixed-line, Teleron's competitive pricing faces stiffer competition once you look to higher data allowances. A few rival unlimited plans are so cheap they're about on par with Teleron's 500GB deals.

How do Teleron's phone packs compare?

Like many telcos in this price range, Teleron offers voice bundles but there isn't a $0 pay-as-you-go option. This means that you're up for an extra $10/month if you want a phone line from Teleron, but in return you get unlimited local and national calls while paying 19.8c/min for mobile calls.

Rivals like Exetel, Flip TV, Spintel and Mate Communicate sneak ahead by including unlimited calls to Australian mobiles in their $10 phone packs.

Teleron Barefoot Telecom Exetel Hello Broadband Flip tv Spintel Mate Communicate
Pay-as-you-go N/A N/A N/A N/A $0 extra $0 extra N/A
Unlimited local and national calls $10 N/A N/A $10 extra $5 extra N/A N/A
Unlimited local, national and mobile calls N/A $9 extra $10


$40 extra $10 extra $10 extra $9

Why should you consider Teleron?

If you're looking for a sub-500GB monthly download limit on the NBN then Teleron is tough to beat. Unfortunately, the closer you get to unlimited downloads the more Teleron struggles to compete, but it's certainly still in the ballpark.

If you start with a low download limit and blow your allowance before the end of the month, there's the welcome option to upgrade to a higher plan rather than be throttled to 256kbps for the rest of the billing cycle.

When it comes to phone services, Teleron's Achilles' Heel is that it doesn't offer the option of unlimited mobile calls, which is a common offer from rivals. If you won't balk at paying 19.8c/min for mobile calls, Teleron might be a good fit for your home.

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